Average Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Hourly Pay

$13.36
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$302
Bonus
$1,050
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The average hourly pay for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) is $13.36.
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$9.85
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$13.36
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$19.22
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$10 - $19
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$31 - $1,939
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$0 - $1,050
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What Do Early Childhood Educator (ECE)s Do?

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Tasks
  • Plan and lead educational activities and lessons like story time, making music, or crafts.
  • Write reports on students for supervisors and document behavioral or learning concerns.
  • Communicate with parents about programs, problems, lessons, and student progress.
  • Maintain safe, clean facilities, and teach children rules of safe conduct.

Job Satisfaction for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

4 out of 5
(173)
Highly Satisfied
58Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Early Childhood Educator (ECE) are from the companies Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, Head Start and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Head Start where the average pay is $16.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, earning around $12.98. YMCA pays the lowest at around $11.70. The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.00.

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What Are Popular Skills for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)s?

Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children, Oral / Verbal Communication and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)s?

An entry-level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.54 based on 56 salaries. An early career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.59 based on 447 salaries. A mid-career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.25 based on 257 salaries. An experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.28 based on 286 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.8% more) and Detroit, Michigan (17.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,198 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
21.5%
Experienced
23.9%
Late Career
12.7%